Digital Colony Management, the digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc has announced the establishment of Scala Data Centres, a hyperscale data centre platform headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The establishment was effected through the acquisition of assets from UOL Diveo, a Brazilian company which offers data centre infrastructure and internet access.
Once the transaction is closed, says Digital Colony, Scala will be one of the largest data centre platforms in Brazil, and poised to scale efficiently through organic development and acquisitions.
It adds that, as the ninth largest economy in the world and the largest in Latin America, Brazil is an attractive and underserved market for outsourced data centres. Moreover, demand is projected to continue to accelerate, driven by cloud growth, IT outsourcing and the adoption of new technologies, including 5G. Through further accretive investment opportunities, Digital Colony says it sees a multi-billion-dollar data centre and digital infrastructure opportunity in the region.
Scala is Digital Colony’s second investment in Brazil and fourth in Latin America, after acquiring Highline do Brasil in 2019, Andean Telecom Partners in 2017 and Mexico Towers Partners in 2013 through its affiliate Digital Bridge.
Digital Colony was launched in 2018 by Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC and Colony Capital to bring together Digital Bridge’s industry, operational and investment expertise in the telecommunications sector with Colony Capital’s global scale, operating platform and capital markets access.